Spring and Aldine ISDs are teaming up to host Arise, a virtual youth summit for high school students on Saturday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
The event will feature presentations from Houston-area leaders on topics of interest to young men and young women, including financial planning, self-care, career strategies and more.
“We’re looking forward to bringing together our two districts with an event that is designed to really help our high school students start visioning their futures with important information on life and careers,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Rodney E. Watson. “This will be a great opportunity for them to learn, network and planning.”
The virtual event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and students will have the opportunity to select from among different sessions throughout the morning. All high school students who register will receive special drawstring swag bag items, including face masks and other great gifts!
Among the speakers for the event will be Superintendent Dr. Rodney Watson and Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya Goffney. Other invitees include:
- Keynote speaker Karl Mayes also known as the “King Motivator” and CEO of Karl Mayes Enterprises;
- Erica Davis, Harris County School Trustee and Chief of Staff for Harris County Constable’s Office;
- Kemonte Jackson, University of Houston-Downtown Leader and “Call Me Mister” Facilitator;
- Dr. Jinnah Dyson, founder of the ThinkUp Group;
- Dr. Kimberley Booker, Young Ladies of Elegance;
- Chris Collins, Founder/Owner of Chris C. Speaks;
- Dr. Charlene Dyson, CEO of Style Chemistry Consulting;
- Dr. Stephanie Bluth, director of Graduate Student Success at Sam Houston State University;
- Ken Culbreath, Spring ISD Police Chief
There are many other speakers on the list, which will give students the opportunity to select sessions that align with their interests. To ensure a spot in the event, students should register here http://bit.ly/AriseSummit2021 before April 16.